What Are Your Options When Filing for Divorce?
Even in a situation where spouses get along, the divorce process can be expensive and lengthy. There are options that can help. At The Law Office of Robbin D. Vanderwoude, we have provided family law and divorce services for over 25 years. Founding attorney, Robbin Vanderwoude, is a collaborative divorce attorney and trained mediator and has an extensive background in providing alternative methods for divorce clients.
Learn Your Options
Our team can help find the right divorce option for you and your family. Your various options include:
- Collaborative law – Collaborative law embodies options that are alternative to the traditional courtroom approach for dispute resolution. The collaborative process occurs through team meetings and negotiations without court involvement. Both parties have an attorney during this process.
- Mediation – A third-party lawyer will help spouses come to reasonable agreements over divorce issues such as child support, a parenting plan, property division and more. Mediation is often quite cost-effective and a quicker means of dispute resolution.
- Traditional Divorce – Litigation is generally what people think of when they think of divorce. It involves dispute resolution through a family court process. Traditional divorce can be done in a collaborative manner, without extensive court involvement or, if necessary, in a more contested manner.
The Difference Between A Contested And Uncontested Divorce
When both parties of a divorce proceeding agree to the divorce terms, the divorce is considered uncontested. On the other hand, if one or both parties are unable to come to an agreement, then they will take part in contested divorce proceedings. This will involve litigation in a family court in which a judge will make the final decisions regarding the issues.
Connect With Us To Learn More
Our office understands that going through a divorce is a difficult time. To further explore your options, call our Libertyville office at 847-281-5304 or contact us online to set up an appointment, and we will answer your questions. We believe that all our clients should be fully informed, and we will answer all your questions and address all your concerns.